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335 Charleston Cruise Reviews


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40luv

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and staff!

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We choose this cruise as we could get a direct flight from Cleveland. We’ve had “mixed” experiences with Carnival. However this was one of the best cruises we’ve been on. We choose a spa balcony mostly ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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drtr95

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Recommended

AMERICAN CRUISE LINE REVIEW Historic South/Independence Getting on board was a breeze. Drop your bags and walk right on. Ship decoration is adequate, not new. There are two public computers, greatly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Stacy ShowOffEquine

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Trip!

This was a wonderful trip! I have been on several cruises, but this was my husbands first. We were traveling for our honeymoon. The staff was absolutely fantastic and the attention to detail was amazing. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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SCGamecock80

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Would Recommend

Chose this cruise due to length (8 nights) and ports visited (St Thomas, St Maarten and San Juan) plus it left out of Charleston SC which was convenient for our family cruise. I would recommend the Sunshine. Staff ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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bingo3

7 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Sunshine review Sept. 22-28, 2019

We cruised Sept. 22-28 on the Sunshine, originally for 1.5 days in Bermuda, but diverted due to hurricane Jerry to Princess Cays and Nassau. We were disappointed as Bermuda was the main reason we booked the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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NISRANAP83

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The best crew experience

My wife's birthday was on the 12 of September. Bermuda was her first choice and Charleston was an easy commute from our home in NC. It was to be my birthday present to her. Once on board we were met by the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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momofone24

1 Review Written

Bahama Cruise on the Sunshine

The reason we chose this cruise was because it was out of Charleston; and we could drive to the port. This was my second cruise and my friends first cruise. We stayed over night in a hotel and shuttled to the port. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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jw222

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Sunshine is fun

The embarkation process went smoothly and quickly. The spa balcony room was clean and a good size. The balcony was nice and we had our steward open up the balcony dividers between the rooms our friends were in. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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epatrick

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great time on Sunshine!

This was our 11th Carnival Cruise and we have cruised on RC and Disney. Chose this port because it is only a 5 hour drive for us. Embarkation: Stayed at Wyngate in Mt Pleasant because they have a park and cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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LuckyBill

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Older lady wondrous Crew-z

We just returned from a 6 day cruise on the Ecstasy. I booked late and you were able to arrange a table for 6 at our preferred time. I admit I had low expectations for our 19th cruise as we just wanted to insure ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ROBERTMILLS

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was very enjoyable and well done!

We were interested in the Charleston-Savannah area--Its history etc. After the we disembarked in Jacksonville we rented a car and went back to Charleston and stayed there for four days. Also we liked the small ship! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Drummer1978

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Don't get stuck on the negative reviews....

So, I did an 8 day trip to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and San Juan. I was very hesitant on this because it was 1. My first cruise 2. I was going solo and 3. All the negative reviews. I did it anyway. One thing I ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jwlaws85

1 Review Written

Amazing ship and crew

This was our first cruise and Ecstacy sure did set the bar high. From the moment my 11 and 8 year old boys seen the ship till the last day unloading the excitement never stopped. Kyndall Fire was our CD and she was ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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AnthemOfTheSeas

1 Review Written

A Bahamas Cruise

We boarded on the ship within 20 minutes of parking the car it was truly a breeze. Once we got on at around 1:20 the room were not quite ready so we explored a little bit and went to are room. The location of a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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josiahw13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

This was the first cruise for my wife and I and we absolutely loved it. We tried to do some research before booking the cruise and asked some friends and family and they all said they enjoyed carnival. We do plan on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CruiseNorthAmerica

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise

Wanted to thank the cruise line and staff for a great vacation. I will definitely cruise with Carnival again. The ship was clean and the room was ready when we got on board. The cabin was enough space for my wife ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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EmJakeBubbie

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

7 nts out of Charleston on the ECSTASY, Cabin M117

Port location was motivation to sail this ship. Charleston is well equipped to handle the bag drop off and embarkation smoothly. Disembarkation was just as smooth, although all passengers were trying to do the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Dee718

1 Review Written

Loved every moment

I went on this cruise with my husband, two sons 22 and 15 , mother in law and sister in law. we had three rooms. everything was smooth and great. I give everyone from the cruise director leon, the dining staff ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mld1950

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bermuda Vacation

The cruise was great, the ship was great. Bermuda was a great place, everything was a little expensive. The ship was originally supposed to be in port 3 nights, but for some reason we had to leave one day at 3 and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mayes1031

1 Review Written

Great time!

We have used Carnival before and this was our second time on this particular ship. It is an older ship, but is kept very clean, what it lacks in glamour, the staff make up for in a positive attitude! First and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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dcwalker

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cruise Critic/Carnival Meet and Mingle was a surprise pleasure!

I chose this cruise because it was 8 days out of Charleston, and I like Ecstasy. I live in Northern Virginia and don't mind the drive to Charleston for a cruise as long as 8 days. It would be much simpler to drive ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mredandchis

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Good and the Bad

Took the Ecstasy for a 6 day to Bermuda. We have been on the Ecstasy before. The crew was great and they took care of any issues very easily. Food was good and everything was clean. Entertainment was top notch. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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averyjenn

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise with Carnival

I was very pleasantly surprised by my experience on this ship. I knew she was an old girl, but really the Ecstasy was so well maintained. This was my 15th Carnival cruise so I've been on plenty of ships of all ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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cec311

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great 5-Days on the Ecstasy

Going into the cruise we (myself, wife, and 15 year old daughter) knew the Ecstasy wasn't the newest ship in the fleet or had all the bells and whistles. With that being said this one on of the best cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Cah3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Ecstasy - First Time Cruiser

First, the embarkation on the ship went very quick. We had an embarkation appointment at 1:00 p.m, but we were with a group and your company called Jett Tours. We arrived early at around lunch time so 12:00 p.m. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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